North Korea demands that the US and South Korea maneuvers be stopped. It threatens with “more serious consequences”
The North Korean foreign ministry said on Monday that “the situation on the Korean peninsula has entered a phase of serious confrontation.” Pyongyang also threatened “more serious consequences” if the United States and South Korea continue their joint military maneuvers in the region.
Pyongyang has significantly intensified missile tests and military activity in recent weeks, explaining this with maneuvers by US and South Korean troops. Washington and Seoul suspect a North Korean leader Kim Jong Un he will soon order a nuclear test explosion.
After numerous provocations of Pyongyang, the USA and South Korea Vigilant Storm 23 launched one of the largest air maneuvers in its history on Monday. The operation, which will involve approximately 240 combat aircraft, will last until Friday, the US Air Force Command said.
The US is South Korea’s most important ally, with around 28,500 people stationed on its territory. American soldiers. They are to help protect the country from nuclear-weapon North Korea. South Korean President Jun Suk Jeol, who took power in May, signaled a tightening of Seoul’s stance on Pyongyang and an intensification of joint exercises with the US.
Main photo source: Timothy Dischinat / US Air Force
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